THE ROLE AND THE USE OF FOLK SONGS IN TURKISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

Bülent ARI

Mustafa Burak TOP

Making use of folk traditions in education contrubates to one’s vocabulary and passes the traditions on to new generations. Therefore folk songs have an important function. In this article we examined Ministry of National Education’s textbooks which are set to be used from 5th grade to 8th grade in 2015-2016 school years. The folk song Çanakkale Türküsü under the title oral tradition placed in the textbooks for 7thgrades published by Meram publication hause are examined as examples. In addition to this we surveyed a bunch of activities that Çanakkale Türküsü involved with. And also some representative activities based on the folk poem “Koşma” anda folk song called “Demirci Mehmet Efe” are prepared in the direction of the goals made in Turkish Language Education Program. Furthermore we traced Turkish cultural values in these folk songs. As a result it is suggested in the article that folk songs can be utilized in order to accomplish the goals made in Turkish language education programs and can be utilized to pass the cultural values on to new generations.

Key Words: Folk songs, Education, Turkish Language Education, Values of Culture, Turkish Language Teaching Program